Nether Wallop Oak Dibber
A good dibber can be a real asset when planting plug plants, seedlings or bulbs. This oak example is just the right weight to make hole making easy rather than a chore.
The smooth handle fits snugly in the hand for light well prepared soil and allows for a slip free grip when using the “Psycho” style stabbing technique in soil slightly more compacted than one would want to admit to. The stem is marked with six rings, spaced 2.5cm (1in) apart, to assist you with depth of planting.
Hand crafted in the UK, this excellent tool is made from FSC certified oak, for long life and to cope with the most robust use.
It measures 24cm in length, or 9 ½ inches in old money.
The dibber was first recorded in Roman times and has remained mostly unchanged since. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, farmers would use long-handled dibbers of metal or wood to plant crops. One man would walk with a dibber making holes, and a second man would plant seeds in each hole and fill it in.
It was not until the Renaissance that dibbers became a manufactured item, some made of iron for penetrating harder soils and clay.
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